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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

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Trips sponsored by

Armenian Assembly of America


Total cost of 21 trips: $69,818.01


Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $836.50
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Sean Moore (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Gregory Aftandilian (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGOSHO-KARABAGH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THE AREA TO ASCERTAIN CONDITIONS
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.54
source

Traveler: Bradley Ayers (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: VISITS TO ARMENIA AND NAGORNOKARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Elise Kenderian (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: ARMENIA/NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Jodi Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE US-FUNDED ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ON THE GROUND
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Natalie Barusic (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: VISITS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN ARMENIA & NAGORNO KARABUGH INCLUDING PRESIDENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS, ENERGY MINISTER, USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Purpose: SEE HOW US AID DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT - FOLLOW-UP ON THE PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ARMENIA & AZERBAIJAN OVER NAGARNO KARABAUGH
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: ARMENIA, NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FUNDING
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Anna Eshoo (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Traveler: Mitch Mcconnell (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.74
source

Traveler: Joseph Knollenberg (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Traveler: Joel Najar (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: ARMENIA (YEREVAN)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: HOW U.S. AID IS USED; ON RECENT ELECTIONS. MTGS W/ARMENIAN GOV'T OFFICIALS AND INT'L AID ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,581.55
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Traveler: Brian Daniels (from the office of James Langevin)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT U.S. AID TO ARMENIA, TRADE & ECONOMIC POLICY, DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, AND INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,583.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Abajian (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: TO OBTAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND TO SEE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF U.S. FUNDING
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,732.13
source

Traveler: Raffi Vartian (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA - LONDON, ENGLAND (UK)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,984.11
source

Traveler: Norm Coleman (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: TO ASSESS ARMENIAN PROGRESS ON THEIR MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT COMPACT, ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UNITED STATES, AND AN UPDATE ON PEACE CORPS ACTIVITIES IN ARMENIA
Date: May 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $20,732.73
source



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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.